The consolidation of MIDI CC based automation to Region Automation has been a significant improvement in Logic since version 10.4. One often voiced complaint, however, is that it is not possible to display and edit the MIDI data simultaneously alongside multiple lanes of automation. Here is a simple workaround.
In this video, I want to share with you what I consider to be a much underused and under-hyped tool in Logic Pro X. It works great when put to work on a parallel drum bus. I’m talking about Logic’s Phat FX. Added relatively recently, it is a multi-purpose multi-effects processor. But just because it is a multi-effects processor, that doesn’t mean you have to use all the multiple effects available all the time.
Logic Pro X has no shortage of methods to edit velocity values. In this free video, I will focus on two ways to scale multiple velocities using region automation in the Piano Roll Editor.
In a new format, we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. In this free tutorial, we show you how to name and sequentially number multiple channel strips simultaneously. The behaviour has changed in the recent Logic 10.4.5 update. Do you know how it is now done? Watch the video to find out.
In a new format, we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. In this free tutorial, we show you how to temporarily access the Velocity Tool function in the Piano Roll and Score Editor without switching tools.
In a new format, we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. In this free tutorial, we show you how the three different states of the link button in Logic’s plug-in header works.
Logic Pro X 10.4.5 is a week old, and there are already some really nice tutorials available to help you wrap your head around the new features. Learn all about them here; as well as a surprise Easter Egg from Apple.
So many Logic Projects start out as loops, it’s a quick way to get ideas up and running but we’ve all got “stuck in the loop”, stacking more and more parts on top of each other but never actually creating any new music. In this free extract from “Fred Everything House Music Template and Workflow”, House DJ Fred Everything shares some tips on how to break out your Loop idea into a full length song as quickly as possible using Logic Pro X.
Based on Eventide’s original hardware H910 Harmonizer, this plug-in faithfully recreates the original’s unique combinations of pitch shifting, modulation, and delay. The result is everything from smooth doubling, chorusing, and flanging, to wild and creative pitch, delay, and other modulation based effects.
Logic’s new DeEsser 2 is a frequency specific compressor, designed to compress a particular frequency range within a complex audio signal. What makes this update so special is the addition of the new “relative” threshold mode.
n this short video, I share two (well, three actually) handy automation workflow tips that will help simplify routine tasks. They’re simple. Committing them to memory is the hard part.
Follow along in this video as I capture the feel of an apple loop and then apply it to a MIDI bass part. And then vice versa. I’ll show you how to take the timing and feel of the MIDI performance, and apply that to the Apple Loop.
We all have different ways of programming drum parts into Logic. Some are real time, and some are non-real time mouse based workflows. I prefer playing in my parts rather than mousing them in. In this video, I’m going to look at a couple of ways I like to work in the Tracks Area. You don’t have to be a great finger drummer to accomplish this. Logic gives us plenty of tools to simplify the drum part entry process.
Every DAW has built in EQ plug-ins, and Logic offers many. The Channel EQ is a workhorse, capable of considerable flexibility with regards to how frequencies are boosted or attenuated. Logic’s single band EQ is a competent purpose designed multi-function single band variation for the times when multi-band EQ isn’t necessary. However, what about vintage analog style EQs? Read on to learn about what Logic has to offer.
Creating compelling chord charts is not something limited to the select few Logic gurus blessed with score editor chops. You don’t need to be a notation expert to put together nice looking lead sheets.
One of the endearing and ubiquitous qualities of Rhodes sounds is the ability to use the tremolo knob to pan the sound from side to side. We’ve heard it on a million records and love it. It creates a nice wide moving stereo spatial effect that adds a sheen of polish and sophistication to the sound. For an interesting variation, why not modulate the reverb’s position in the stereo field instead of the source?
Our friends at PureMix produce lots of excellent content for Pro Tools users. In their new Jumpstart series they are giving a little extra love to the Logic Pro X community.
In this exclusive pureMix.net Quickstart Series, Logic Pro X Expert, Scott Griffin, guides you from the first time you open the program through to using powerful features such as flex time and flex pitch.
We had a Logic related question come in recently from listener George Majerus via the pro tools expert podcast. It’s a subject that I’ve seen come up over and over in various forums and discussions. Thank you, George, for asking about time stamps and bouncing in mono. Let’s explore the answers:
I am not a keyboard player. Sure, I play a little. I have a little bit of technique. And I know what notes to play and when to play them. But I don’t have the piano technique to execute my ideas at fast tempos. Enter Logic’s tempo sets as a convenient way to switch between a slower part entry tempo, where I can play in my parts with the timing and feel that I want, and a faster playback tempo, where the parts are played back at full speed.
In the first part of this article, we looked at creating an Articulation ID set for a third party library from scratch. Creating articulations on the Articulations pane, and setting the transformation in the Output Pane of the Articulation Set Editor were the first steps, making this articulation set usable for editing articulations after notes were entered. In this article, I’ll show you how to set up create and customize key switch assignments for real-time articulation switching, how to use score symbols for articulation switching, and how to make your Articulation ID set portable between projects.